A landscape analysis of fortification in Tamil Nadu using satellite images

Haricharan, Smriti and Nalini, NS and Srinivasan, Sharada and Ranganathan, S (2019) A landscape analysis of fortification in Tamil Nadu using satellite images. Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology, 7. pp. 195-210.

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Abstract: : The study aims to combine different sources of evidence, including literary and material along with remotely sensed images to identify defence structures from southern Tamil Nadu. The present study explores the possibilities of using the satellite images and ground verification in order to identify fortification at Vallam and Gangaikondacholapuram. The ability of the satellite images to give synoptic view has facilitated in identifying a possible outer ring for the previously known fort at Vallam, Tamil Nadu. Whereas IRS LISS 3 image of Gangaikondacholapuram, Tamil Nadu, does not show any traces of a fort though it has been reported in the literature, and it is not very clearly visible in Google earth images either. But Land sat 7 images of 2010 display a weak signature of the moat in a rectangular pattern. The paper uses landscape studies in conjunction with literary sources to posit a hypothesis on power and politics across the medieval landscape of Tamil Nadu.
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Keywords: Medieval Fortification, Satellite Imagery, Landscape Studies, Historical Archaeology, Gangaikondacholapuram, Vallam, Tamil Nadu
Subjects: School of Humanities > History
School of Humanities > Archaeology
School of Humanities > Heritage Studies
Doctoral Programme > PhD Scholar Publications
Programmes > Heritage Science and Society Programme
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2020 11:13
Last Modified: 23 May 2021 18:47
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    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/1949

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